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TFCC Over-Run and Shattered Glass Drift Shipping Update

Transformers News: TFCC Over-Run and Shattered Glass Drift Shipping Update
Date: Monday, March 19th 2012 4:01pm CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): TFCC

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The official Transformers Collectors' Club has sent out the following update regarding the shipping status of the 2012 exclusives Over-Run and Shatter Glass Drift. See below:


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This email is going out to all members.

If you did not have an order or have received your order for Over-Run and Drift, please disregard this email.

Here is the latest update on Over-Run and Drift's shipping schedules. Our original order was split into two shipments in China. The first shipment came in the early part of February. The remaining items are coming with the BotCon sets and is on the water now.

We anticipate that the second shipment will arrive here around the first/second week of April. At that time we will finish shipping the remaining orders. The shipments have gone out in the sequence that they were ordered. If your invoice number is higher than 62851 your items will come in a few weeks. We appreciate your patience. If your invoice number is 62851 or lower, your shipment is on its way.

We could have held all the orders until the entire shipment was here, but we felt that it was important to get as many orders out the door as possible and into your hands.

Thanks for your support!

Brian

3rd Party Ban at Botcon 2012?

Transformers News: 3rd Party Ban at Botcon 2012?
Date: Friday, March 16th 2012 10:01pm CDT
Categories: 3rd Party News, Collector's Club News, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: GetRightRobot | Credit(s): TFCC

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The 3rd party movement has grown dramatically over the past few years. From small accessory upgrades, to massive and costly combiners. In years past, 3rd party toy manufacturers have held significant presence at the annual Official Transformers Convention, Botcon. Not this year. It has been officially stated that dealers are not to sell any unlicensed Transformers related product in Dallas TX this year. From the dealer contract:

Promoter and its designees, including Hasbro, Inc., each reserves the right to ban or deny display of any item for any reason. Promoter and its designees, including Hasbro, Inc., each reserves the right to confiscate any items that violates these rules and regulations. Exhibitor agrees to permit such confiscation without incident and agrees that all confiscated items shall become the property of Promoter or its designee and may be turned over to the appropriate authorities. Exhibitor herby [sic] waives and all claims against the Promotor [sic] or Hasbro, Inc. with respect to any removal of person or confiscation of items.


TFCC:

From our understanding, just want to reiterate what you have gotten in email responses from us...

As long as it is official Hasbro OR TakaraTomy product then they are official products. They can also sell officially Licensed TF goods from Hasbro or TT.

If it's either made by Hasbro or TakaraTomy it is officially licensed by Hasbro or TakaraTomy, anything else is a knock off or an unofficially licenced good.

So. To be 100% clear... Licensed Transformers either from Hasbro or Takara Tomy are fine. Licensed Sci-Fi related toys from other companies is fine as well. However, again, anything that violates Hasbro IP should not be brought to BotCon.

I am afraid that details will not be provided. There are SO many 3rd party items, no one is going to provide a list of what is acceptable "unlicensed" toys.

If it is unlicensed, assume it is unacceptable. Just about every 3rd party piece somehow draws on Hasbro IP, so, if you think it may in any way infringe on Hasbro's IP odds are they DO consider it an infringement.

The language they provided for our contract is the warning. Just don't bring the stuff to the show.

BotCon has had amazing Exhibitor Halls for almost 20 years, MANY of those LONG before all of these IP infringing items hit the market. I am sure it will still be an amazing Hall this year and for many years to come!


We were also advised to expect an official statement on this matter soon.

If you have any questions regarding the sale of item you should contact Fun Publications at info@funpubinc.com or click here to view the Information provided by Botcon.com by clicking here.

We will continue to update you on this development as more information becomes available.

Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime!

Transformers News: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime!
Date: Tuesday, March 13th 2012 11:10am CDT
Categories: Collectables, Collector's Club News, Event News, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: GetRightRobot | Credit(s): Planet Iacon Facebook

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Also posted on Planet Iacon's Facebook page today is a surprise image of Botcon 2012 Exclusive Shattered Glass Optimus Prime. Or so we assume based on the color scheme. This SG Prime is delivered via the Transformers Reveal the Shield G2 Prime. It has not been indicated of this will be an Exclusive add-on figure or this year's freebie. Check out the image below or click here to view Planet Iacon's Facebook page.

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Beezleboss Teases Throttlebots for 2012

Transformers News: Beezleboss Teases Throttlebots for 2012
Date: Tuesday, March 6th 2012 6:58am CST
Categories: 3rd Party News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Beezleboss

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Third-party accessory maker Beezleboss have updated their blog with a teaser image of their next project, Throttlebots! The teaser image below reveals concept art for Chase and Searchlight. Like their previous "Devil Horns" upgrade for Classics Cliffjumper and their forthcoming "Growing Pains" upgrade for United Bumblebee, these kits appear to be designed around the Classics Bumblebee mold. However, the only figures that come molded in the correct colors are Classics Cliffjumper and BotCon Bugbite.

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Shattered Glass Drift quality control issues: response from Transformers Collectors's Club

Transformers News: Shattered Glass Drift quality control issues: response from Transformers Collectors's Club
Date: Saturday, February 25th 2012 10:15am CST
Categories: Collector's Club News, Toy News
Posted by: Seibertron

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Earlier this morning, I received an answer back from Pete at the Transformers Collectors' Club who clarified my questions about the "mix-up" with the gun/weapon accessories included with Shattered Glass Drift. Here's what he had to say:

This appears to be a running issue with the factory. Since the guns are not actually suppose to come with the Drift mold (at retail) it looks like many toys, if not all, just received whichever two guns were selected when they were packed out. I understand that it is a technicality, but all we said was he would come with two guns. While we would have thought they would have come with a left and right gun, the factory did not seem to think it was necessary, and these are how these were packed out...

So, to clarify, we are not changing how the toy was intended. The toy was intended to have two swords which can be stored in the doors and two additional guns included as additional accessories, and ones that were never meant to come with this mold.

All that said, after all the product is shipped out and all figure defects (missing arms, broken pieces on the figure) are addressed, we may be able to come back to this depending on how many issues are out there. The easiest solution may be for people to bring to BotCon and exchange there. Perhaps we designate a Drift gun swap at the info booth.

For now though, we can't take any exchanges...


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Toy Fair 2012 Coverage - Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2012 Coverage - Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise
Date: Saturday, February 11th 2012 7:25pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque

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Hasbro had an extensive display of the upcoming Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise main line at Toy Fair 2012. Most of these figures we've already seen from one source or another, however this is our first look at the new mold Robots in Disguise Voyager mold Bulkhead! We finally see the Voyager Starscream that was last seen in the prototype stages at last year's BotCon. The Deluxe Bumblebee repaint Hot Shot is revealed to have a movable visor. We also get looks at the new mold Deluxe Robots in Disguise Vehicon and Knock Out in their vehicle modes! Lastly we get a look at the Leader Class "Weaponizer" Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. Click here or the images below for the full gallery!

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BotCon 2012 Boxart

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Boxart
Date: Friday, February 10th 2012 4:35pm CST
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): Chaoslock, Transformers Facebook page

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The Transformers facebook Page has posted a image of the 2012 Botcon box art, showing the characters we've seen squaring off over Cybertron!

The image features many other character in the background; perhaps some of them will be Convention exclusives?

Transformers Facebook wrote:Check out the box art for the six figure BotCon 2012 Convention Set "Transformers: Invasion." Register for BotCon as an attendee or non-attendee and grab one of of these limited edition (80% SOLD OUT) Transformers sets today!


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TFsource 2-6 SourceNews!

Transformers News: TFsource 2-6 SourceNews!
Date: Sunday, February 5th 2012 10:52pm CST
Categories: 3rd Party News, Cartoon News, Collectables, Movie News, Sponsor News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): zoltaire

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Greetings SourceFans!
This week we have many new and restocked items on the site! First off, the final stock of the first edition Make Toys Battle Tanker is back instock! We've also restocked a few poplular figures from Fansproject, including Warbot Defender, and CA-03 Thundershred, CA-04 Stormbomb and CA-05 Backfiery! KM-01X Knight Morpher Commander X is now instock, as well as Madblender from TFC Toys. We have new Japanese Transformers Prime, Perfect Effect and Shooter's Masters preorders too! New Source Arcticle, new Source Review and much more... in this week's SourceNews!

In this issue of SourceNews:
1. Now back instock: Make Toys Battle Tanker!
2. New Transformers Prime Japanese Preorder Figures!
3. Fansproject Restock!
4. New Source Review Up: Corbot V Carnage Axe!
5. New Recruits!
6. Now instock: Transformers United!
7. New PE-DX-01 RC - Motorcycle from Perfect Effect - Preorder up!
8. Now instock: TFC Toys Madblender!
9. Now instock: KM-01X Knight Morpher Commander X - Limited Edition with Renderform Axe!
10. Now up for preorder: Shooter Master's Animated Robots Set of 3, Core Assortment Set of 4, and Deceptive Constructs set of 3!
11. Perfect Effect Restock!
12. New Source Article!
13. Newest Instock items at TFsource
14. Newest Preorder items at TFsource

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1. Now back instock: Make Toys Battle Tanker!

This is our final stock of this first edition piece, with many presold already. This first edition has the limited edition Drift sword, pick it up now before our stock is gone!

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TFsource - Your Source for MakeToys Custom Transformers!

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2. New Transformers Prime Japanese Preorder Figures!

Be sure to check out all of the newest Transformers Prime Japanese Preorder Figs here! New Skywarp look, Soundwave and Wheeljack with Spaceship as well, plus the AM line looks like it will include mini targetmaster-like mini warriors as well! Order yours here: http://tfsource.com/category/view/category_id/228/sort_by/newest

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TFsource - Your Source for Japanese Transformers Prime Figures!

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3. Fansproject Restock!

Now back instock: Warbot Defender, and CA-03 Thundershred, CA-04 Stormbomb and CA-05 Backfiery! This will be the final stock of these guys, and we don't have many left, so if you're holding out now is the time to pick these popular Fansproject customs up!

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TFsource.com - Your Source for Fansproject Custom Figures and Add-ons!

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4. New Source Review Up: Corbot V Carnage Axe!

Welcome to a new section of the Source Blog - called Source Reviews. Giving great photos and write ups on hot new and upcoming Transformers releases! This week Phillip reviews the Carnage Axe, this hot new 3rd party product will be instock any day now, as well as a restock on the original custom axe piece! Click the link and read on!

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TF Source Review – Corbot V Carnage Axe | TF Source News

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5. New Recruits!

Check out all of the G1 New Recruits!
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Check out the facebook album here!

We've also go lots of Great New Recruits from various botcon years up here:
http://tfsource.com/category/view/category_id/90/

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Or check out the facebook album here!
TFsource New Recruits - 2/3/2012

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6. Now instock: Transformers United!

Now instock: Transformers United UN-23 Rodimus, UN-24 Warpath, UN-25 Thunder Megatron, UN-26 Thunderwing, UN-27 Windcharger & Wipeout set! These great new United figures feature unique paint applications, and United series packaging. Pick up the new wave of Transformers United today!

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TFSource.com - Your Source for Transformers United!

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7. New PE-DX-01 RC - Motorcycle from Perfect Effect - Preorder up!

Available in both blue and pink colors, order yours here: http://tfsource.com/products/view/product_id/3591/
Set for an April release!

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PE-DX-01 RC - Perfect Effect - RC Motorcycle - Pink Version

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8. Now instock: TFC Toys Madblender!

Another 5 star review for Madblender, this time from Eric P! Lots of great input on this guy and the mighty Hercules, additionally we set Structor and Dr. Crank back to preorder! We've documented everyone's orders, so if you have yours in order stack and want it shipped out just email our first in class customer care team and they can still "push" out your structor or Dr. Crank. And if you have't picked up Neckbreaker or Madblender...they're still instock as well as limited quantities of Exgraver & Heavy Labor!

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TFC Toys - Hercules - Madblender!

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9. Now instock: KM-01X Knight Morpher Commander X - Limited Edition with Renderform Axe!

The great convention exclusive is limited to 500 pieces worldwide, and takes the KM to a whole new level with the shattered glass inspired colors, order yours now!

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KM-01X Knight Morpher Commander-X - Limited Edition

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10. Now up for preorder: Shooter Master's Animated Robots Set of 3, Core Assortment Set of 4, and Deceptive Constructs set of 3!

These great custom transforming weaponry add a whole new G1 inspired style of arsenal to add to your bots. Due out 2nd Quarter of 2012, preorder yours now!

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Shooter Master - 3 Pack - Animated Robots Set of 3

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11. Perfect Effect Restock!

We received a small restock of a handful of popular Perfect Effect figures! PX-11 Scouting Force Set, PE-02 Shadow Demolition Set (been out of stock for a while) and PX-03 PX-04 Ultimate Form set! Order yours today!

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TFsource.com - Your source for Perfect Effect Custom Figures!

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12. New Source Article!

New Source Article Up! Maz reflects on the last 4 missed years of collecting and gives thanks to those that have helped him. Showcasing the importance of networking in this hobby..while showcasing many great rarities as well!

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Intermission ~ 4 years away | TF Source News

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13. Newest Instock items at TFsource

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KM-01X Knight Morpher Commander-X - Limited Edition

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Warbot Defender - by Fansproject

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Classics Shadow Commander Trailer Set

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Make Toys - Battle Tanker - Add On Kit

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TFC Toys - Hercules - Madblender!

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TFC Toys - Hercules - Neck Breaker!

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TFC Toys - Hercules - Exgraver

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TFC Toys - Hercules - Heavylabor

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XP-01 - Add-on Kit for Encore #20 Devastator

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BTS-05 Tremor & Frequency

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Transformers Generations - 2011 Million Publishing Exclusive - Stepper

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Japanese Transformers Chronicles - EZ Collection Volume 02 - Box of 12

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DOTM - Transformers - DA-15 Jetwing Optimus Prime - Exclusive Dark Nightwatch Version

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DOTM - Ultimate Optimus Prime - Year of the Dragon Asia Exclusive

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Encore #20 - Constructicons Devastator

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14. Newest Preorder items at TFsource

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PE-DX-01 RC - Perfect Effect - RC Motorcycle - Pink Version

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PE-DX-01B RC - Perfect Effect - RC Motorcycle - Blue Version

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Shooter Master - 3 Pack - Animated Robots Set of 3

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JB-07 - Power of Destruction - Upgrade Kit

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Alpha Trion figure - by Impossible Toys

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Kranix figure - by Impossible Toys

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Arblis figure - by Impossible Toys

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Headrobots - Centurion - Upgrade Kit

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Become a fan of TFsource on Facebook! We've spent years building TFsource into an online resource for TF fans, and now we have created a page on facebook for our fans. We'll keep you updated on new releases and TF info, as well as any contests or promo's we run, some of which will be exclusively through facebook.

Also we want to hear from you, what do you like about TFsource and what can we improve. So log into facebook and become a fan of TFsource today!
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Transformers Collector's Club Press Release - New pictures and information!

Transformers News: Transformers Collector's Club Press Release - New pictures and information!
Date: Monday, January 30th 2012 10:03am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): Pete Sinclair @ Transformers Collectors' Club

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The Transformers Collectors' Club has sent us a press release containing many new pictures and information on pre-orders, which are set to come very early this week. Read the press release below, then why not have a gander at the lovely box art for the figures.

Transformers Collectors' Club wrote:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EXCLUSIVE Over-Run and Shattered Glass Drift available for Pre-order early this week!

Fort Worth, TX – January 30, 2012 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Club, The TCC, is thrilled to show off the final images of this years two member exclusives… Over-Run (AKA Runabout) and Shattered Glass Drift!

The Transformers Collectors’ Club features a bi-monthly magazine, discounts on product from the TCC store and packages to the official Transformers Collectors’ Convention BotCon, Prizes from Club contests, Members Only Forum, Free Membership to the online auction site MCAX.com, ability to purchase Members Only exclusives and T-shirts and of course, the FREE Membership Incentive Figure shipped to members in a white mailer box! This year’s FREE figure is the hotly anticipated Runamuck!
Now, the BIG news! The Over-Run package will come with a slot in the foam for members to store their Runamuck figure. These two “RUN” partners will never be far apart when chaos comes calling! Also, as previously announced, Drift will come with both his swords AND two guns. The first time this mold has been offered with a mix of both!
For more information on The TCC, please visit http://www.transformersclub.com/

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro’s multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

About Fun Publications, Inc.
For over 15 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon. Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit TransformersClub.com, GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. (C) 2011 Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.
GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. (C) Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.


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MasterShooter Collectibles Exclusives: Nit-Picker & Firebrand, Pinnacle & Firebox

Transformers News: MasterShooter Collectibles Exclusives: Nit-Picker & Firebrand, Pinnacle & Firebox
Date: Thursday, January 19th 2012 5:57pm CST
Categories: 3rd Party News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Captured Prey

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Online retailer Captured Prey has listed a pre-order for MasterShooter Collectible's first wave of Shooter Masters, which includes:

  • Bolt Action, "The Hot Steel Rod"
  • BrOOMstick, "The Sweeper"
  • Minute Bot, "The Quick Shot"
  • Shot Piece, "The Old Timer"

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MasterShooter is back with their second product, dubbed the Shooter Masters! These figures are the perfect complement to your Classics collection, and would fit perfectly when displayed with Scourge, Kup, Hot Rod, and Blurr! Designed to evoke a certain collection of classic companion figures, the Shooter Masters transform from gun to robot and are colored to fit their inspirations. Each Shooter Master figure has a stepped handle, capable of fitting any figure with a 4mm or 5mm peg hole, and each also includes a 3mm clip adapter, making them compatible with any figure that uses the clip system to mount weapons!

  • 9 points of ball-jointed articulation! Neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees!
  • Perfect as replacement weapons for Targetmaster figures that who have lost their companions!
  • 4mm or 5mm peg-hole compatible, works with almost every official Transformers figure!
  • 3mm clip weapon system compatible, with included adapters, for even more compatibility with modern figures!
  • Includes an additional adapter to convert any 5mm peg, 5mm peg hole, or Mini-Con port to a 3mm clip system point!


In addition Captured Prey has listed pre-orders for two sets of store exclusive Shooter Masters based on the G1 Double Targetmasters for Spinister and Quake. You may remember the list of rumored BotCon exclusive figures included a Spinister repaint of HFTD Deluxe Tomahawk that these guys might work well with.

  • Nit-Picker, "The Splitter of Hairs"
  • Firebrand, "The Steel That Singes"

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  • Pinnacle, "The Tip-Top Target Tracker"
  • Firebox, "The Heiney Heater"

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #90 - Dark Scorponok
Twincast / Podcast #90:
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Posted: Monday, April 7th, 2014